Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
This Mexican native related to California poppy (Eschscholzia) is a bushy, open grower to 2&n...
Native to Europe and western Asia; naturalized in North America. Aromatic plant grows to 2 ft. tall an...
Petunias have long been among the most popular annuals, thanks to their profuse bloom, incredible colo...